It is by grace we have been saved!
How soon we forget!
For me, I know I'll never get first dibs on being perfect. As a matter of fact, I know only One who is and has been - His name is Jesus.
May we be humble as the Lord takes us from glory to glory. As we mature in the faith, it's always best to play our tapes back, remembering, we haven't always been were we are in Christ.
God has been merciful on us, as we should be unto others.
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) Ephesians 2:1 - 5